6th International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools

October 9–12, 2012
Cargèse, France

Technical Program

(Pdf version available here )

Recommendations: due to the chilly evenings in early october, we advise to bring warm clothes. To fully enjoy the social event, we counsel to have comfortable shoes for walking.

October 8, Monday

From 8:30 Registration
9:00-10:40 Tutorial: Competition over popularity of content in social Networks - Part 1
11:00-12:25 Tutorial: Introduction to mean-field games and applications - Part 1
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-16:00 Tutorial: Introduction to mean-field games and applications - Part 2
16:20-18:35 Tutorial (parallel sessions):
Introduction to mean-field games and applications - Part 3 and Competition over popularity of content in social Networks - Part 2
19:00-20:00 Welcome drinks and best papers announcements

October 9, Tuesday

From 8:30 Registration
9:00-10:00 Plenary talk:
L. Massoulié: The Price of Privacy in Untrusted Recommendation
10:20-12:25 Technical session: Queuing
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30 Tutorial: Socio-economic and legal issues in the Internet: game theoretical models - Part 1
14:30-15:30 Tutorial: Delay tolerant network - Part 1
15:45-17:00 Technical session: Software tools
17:20-18:35 Technical session: Wireless
19:30-22:00 Conference dinner

October 10, Wednesday

9:00-10:00 Tutorial (parallel sessions):
Socio-economic and legal issues in the Internet: game theoretical models - Part 2 and Delay tolerant network - Part 2
10:20-12:25 Technical session: Networks and random systems
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
14:00-18:35 Social event

October 11, Thursday

9:00-10:00 Plenary talk:
A. Ozdaglar: Systemic Risk in Economic and Financial Networks
10:20-12:25 Track: Worst-case End-to-end Performance Evaluation
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:35 Track: Game Theory in Communication Networks - 1
16:55-18:35 Poster session

October 12, Friday

9:00-10:00 Plenary talk:
S. Borst: Wireless Random-Access Networks: Fairness, Delay and Stability
10:20-12:25 Track: Economic challenges in Telecommunication Systems
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
14:30-16:35 Track: Game Theory in Communication Networks - 2
16:55-18:35 Track: Mean field and Control

Technical sessions

Queuing (Tuesday, 10:20 - 12:25)

Chair: Anne Bouillard (Ecole Normale Supérieure)

  • Nicaise Choungmo Fofack, Philippe Nain, Giovanni Neglia and Don Towsley. Analysis of TTL-based Cache Networks
  • Harsha Honnappa, Rahul Jain and Amy Ward. A New Transitory Queueing Model and its Process Limits
  • Jaron Sanders, Sem Borst and Johan van Leeuwaarden. Online Optimization of Product-Form Networks
  • Ricky Roet-Green and Refael Hassin. Information cascades in a queueing system with parallel servers
  • Koen De Turck, Eline De Cuypere, Sabine Wittevrongel and Dieter Fiems. Algorithmic approach to series expansions around transient Markov chains with applications to paired queueing systems

Software Tools (Tuesday, 15:45 - 17:00)

Chair: Peter Reichl (Université Européenne de Bretagne / Télécom Bretagne)

  • Emanuel Heidinger, Stefan Burger, Stefan Schneele, Alexander Klein and Georg Carle. DIMTOOL: A Platform for Determining Worst Case Latencies in Switched Queuing Networks
  • Armin Zimmermann. Modeling and Evaluation of Stochastic Petri Nets With TimeNET 4.1
  • Enrico Barbierato, Mauro Iacono and Stefano Marrone. PerfBPEL: a graph-based approach for the performance analysis of BPEL SOA applications

Wireless Networks (Tuesday, 17:20 - 18:35)

Chair: Marceau Coupechoux (Telecom ParisTech)

  • Laurent Decreusefond, Eduardo Ferraz, Philippe Martins and Than Tung Vu. Robust methods for LTE and WiMAX dimensioning
  • Vineeth S. Varma, Salah E. Elayoubi, Samson Lasaulce and Merouane Debbah. A Flow Level Perspective on Base Station Power Allocation in Green Networks
  • Mohammed Raiss-El-Fenni, Rachid El-Azouzi, Daniel Menasché and Yuedong Xu. Optimal Sensing Policies for Smartphones in Hybrid Networks: A POMDP Approach

Networks and Random Systems (Wednesday, 10:20 - 12:25)

Chair: George Stamoulis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

  • Walid Ben-Ameur, Pascal Bianchi and Jérémie Jakubowicz. Robust Average Consensus using Total Variation Gossip Algorithm (invited paper)
  • Stefano Iellamo. A Bilevel Competitive Facility Location Problem for the Design of Cognitive Networks (invited talk)
  • Andrea Marin and Peter G. Harrison. Deriving the rate equations characterising product-form models and application to propagating synchronisations
  • Alessandro Zocca, Sem C. Borst and Johan S. H. van Leeuwaarden. Mixing Properties of CSMA Networks on Partite Graphs
  • Karthyek Rajhaa Annaswamy Murthy and Sandeep Juneja. State-independent Importance Sampling for estimating large deviation probabilities in heavy-tailed random walks


Worst-case End-to-end Performance Evaluation (Thursday, 10:20 - 12:25)

Chair: Alain Jean-Marie (Inria, LIRMM)

  • Anne Bouillard, Nadir Farhi and Bruno Gaujal. Packetization and Packet Curves in Network Calculus (invited paper)
  • Marc Boyer, Giovanni Stea and William Mangoua Sofack. Deficit Round Robin with network calculus
  • Michael Beck and Jens Schmitt. On the Calculation of Sample-Path Backlog Bounds in Queueing Systems over Finite Time Horizons
  • Anne Bouillard and Giovanni Stea. Exact Worst-case Delay for FIFO-multiplexing Tandems
  • Hao Wang, Florin Ciucu and Jens Schmitt. A Leftover Service Curve Approach to Analyze Demultiplexing in Queueing Networks

Game Theory in Communication Networks (1) (Thursday, 14:30 - 16:35)

Chair: S. El Ayoubi (Orange Labs)

  • Haddad Majed. A Hierarchical Approach for the Association Problem with Misleading Partial Channel State Information (invited talk)
  • Daniele Miorandi and Francesco De Pellegrini. Demand-Side Management in Smart Grids: an Evolutionary Games Perspective
  • Helene Le Cadre and Jean-Sebastien Bedo. Distributed Learning in Hierarchical Networks
  • Eitan Altman, Ana Galindo-Serrano and Lorenza Giupponi. Equilibrium Selection in Interference Management Non-Cooperative Games in Femtocell Networks
  • Ioanna Papafili, Sergios Soursos and George Stamoulis. A Novel Game-Theoretic Framework for Modeling Interactions of ISPs Anticipating Users’ Reactions

Economic Challenges in Telecommunication Systems (Friday, 10:20 - 12:25)

Chair: J. Cohen (CNRS, PRiSM)

  • Bruno Escoffier, Laurent Gourves, Jerome Monnot and Stefano Moretti. Cost allocation protocols for network formation on connection situations (invited paper)
  • Peter Reichl, Patrick Maillé, Patrick Zwickl, Andreas Sackl. On the Fixpoint Problem of QoE-based Charging (invited paper)
  • Mohamed Lamine Lamali, Hélia Pouyllau and Dominique Barth. SLA negotiation: Experimental Observations on Learning Policies
  • Daniel Funke, Fabian Brosig and Michael Faber. Towards Truthful Resource Reservation in Cloud Computing
  • Salah Elayoubi, Frédéric Morlot and Thomas Redon. Risk-hedging using options for upgrading investments in mobile networks

Game Theory in Communication Networks (2) (Friday, 14:30 - 16:35)

Chair: Francesco De Pellegrini (Create-Net)

  • Lorenzo Maggi. Cooperative Stochastic games with applications to multiaccess systems (invited talk)
  • Eitan Altman. A semi-dynamic model for competition over popularity and over advertisement space in social network
  • Mohamed Baslam, Rachid El-Azouzi, Essaid Sabir and El Houssine Bouyakhf. New Insights from a Bounded Rationality Analysis for Strategic Price-QoS War
  • Francois Meriaux, Stefan Valentin, Samson Lasaulce and Michel Kieffer. An Energy-Efficient Power Allocation Game with Selfish Channel State Feedback in Cellular Networks
  • Yalemzewd Negash and Eduard Jorswieck. Energy Efficient Topology Control for WLANS

Mean Field and Control (Friday, 16:55 - 18:35)

Chair: H. Tembiné (Supélec)

  • Raul Tempone and Pedro Vilanova. On the indistingishability Assumtion in Mean-Field Games (invited talk)
  • Danilo Abbaldo, Marco Gribaudo and Daniele Manini. Evaluation of different scheduling policies in IaaS applications by Mean Field analysis
  • Sandeep Juneja, Tushar Raheja and Nahum Shimkin. The Concert Queueing Game with Random Arrivals Volume
  • Anil Aswani, Neal Master, Jay Taneja, Andrew Krioukov, David Culler and Claire Tomlin. Quantitative Methods for Comparing Different HVAC Control Schemes

Poster session (Thursday, 16:55 - 18:35)

  • Sunitha Azad, Eitan Altman and Majed Haddad. Jamming DoS in IEEE 802.11 WLANs
  • Ilaria Brunetti, Eitan Altman and Majed Haddad. Pricing Access to the Internet with Partial Information.
  • Marcel Christoph Guenther and Jeremy Bradley. Mean-field performance analysis of a hazard detection Wireless Sensor Network
  • Elena Kornilina and Aleksandr Mikhailov. A new approach to analysis the proximity of the political positions of participants of the group
  • Gareth L. Jones, Peter G. Harrison, Uli Harder and Anthony J. Field. Fluid Queue Models of Renewable Energy Storage
  • Toshiyuki Miyachi, Razvan Beuran, Shinsuke Miwa, Yoshiki Makino, Satoshi Uda, Yasuo Tan and Yoichi Shinoda. On Network System Evaluation under Various Failures

Welcome reception (Monday, 19:00 - 20:00)

The welcome reception is open to all ValueTools participants (tutorials and technical sessions) and will be held at the conference center’s patio (weather permitting).

Do not miss the best paper best student papers announcements during the welcome reception!

Conference dinner (Tuesday, 19:30 - 22:00)

The conference dinner will be held in the conference center cafeteria.

Social event (Wednesday, 14:00 - 18:00)

The social event is a 45 mins walk in the surroundings and to/from the harbor (walking shoes are recommanded) and a 2h30 boat trip at the "Calanques de Piana".

The social event participation is complementary to all tutorials and technical session participants. For those NOT wishing to participate to the walk, a car pooling service will be organized. Interested participants are kindly requested to inform the registration desk as early as possible.

The social event is subject to the weather and sea conditions. In extreme cases, the conference organizer may have to postpone the social event to Thursday 11th. In that case, the Thursday’s afternoon technical sessions will be moved to Wednesday 10th.